DC Student, Avery Coffey, Has Received College Offers from Harvard, Princeton, Yale, the University of Pennsylvania and Brown

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Avery Coffey

Last week, the nation heard about 18-year-old Chad Thomas, a senior at Booker T. Washington Senior High in Miami, who received 150 scholarship offers for his prowess on the football field and ability to play nine instruments.

Now, comes Avery Coffey, a senior at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washington, D.C., who applied to and was accepted at five Ivy League universities, including Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Brown and the University of Pennsylvania, according to Fox News.

Four have already extended very generous financial aid packages, while Harvard is still crunching numbers to formulate its offer, the report says.

Coffey, who boasts a 4.3 grade point average, grew up in a single-parent household in D.C.’s Ward 8, one of the poorest areas in the city. His mom works as a technician at Children’s Hospital, the report says.

“You can go anywhere you want to, pursue any career that you want to, and you shouldn’t let anybody hinder you from trying to reach your goals,” he told Fox News as advice to younger students.

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Source: The Root | 

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